Strato 2C sets altitude record for piston-engined aircraft

The all-composite Strato 2C research aircraft set a new unofficial altitude record for piston-powered aircraft, flying at 60,867 feet during flight testing Aug. 4. Strato 2C, built by the German company Burkhart Grob, Tussenhaussen- Mattsies, is powered by two specially-modified Teledyne TSIOL-550...

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